This cold-weather winner is nothing more than red wine infused with spices, but the right flavor combinations can produce spectacular results. Here, a big-bodied red Zinfandel takes on a heady whiff of cardamom and the fresh, wintry aroma of juniper berries and three kinds of citrus fruit.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine juniper berries and cardamom pods in a cheesecloth sachet. Heat Zinfandel, sugar, kumquats, 1/2 orange (sliced), 1/2 Meyer lemon (sliced), and spice sachet over medium heat until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes.

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  • Remove sachet and fruit; discard. Divide among 6 mugs orheatproof glasses. Stir Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur into each. Garnish with orange or lemon slices.

Reviews (1)

2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: Unrated
11/06/2011
Delicious! I used dark brown sugar to sweeten and substituted dried currants for raisins in the bottom of my cup. I think bottling up a few batches would make great Christmas gifts. As a girl with Norwegian roots, I give this recipe fem stjerner (five stars).